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CELPIP Eligibility Criteria 2023 - Minimum Age Limit, Qualification & Score

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Eligibility Criteria for CELPIP

CELPIP (Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program) exam is the best general English test in Canada and is required for immigration and a professional designation, attracts applicants from all over the world. Generally, four language skills—listening, reading, writing, and speaking—are assessed in this test. The main purpose of the exam is to evaluate a person's proficiency in using English in real-world contexts, including engaging with customers, speaking with co-workers, and reading written instructions. Talking about the eligibility criteria for CELPIP, a candidate must be at least 16 years or older to appear for this examination. Other than that, candidates below 18 years of age are required to provide signed consent of parents for taking this particular test.

CELPIP Scores & Results

CELPIP Level CELPIP Descriptor CLB Level
M Minimum proficiency or insufficient information to assess 0, 1, 2
3 Some proficiency in limited contexts 3
4 Adequate proficiency for day to day activities 4
5 Need to acquire proficiency in community contexts and workplace 5
6 Still developing proficiency in community contexts and workplace 6
7 Proficiency in community contexts and workplace 7
8 Good proficiency in community contexts and workplace 8
9 Effective proficiency in community contexts and workplace 9
10 Highly effective proficiency in community contexts and workplace 10
11 Excellent proficiency in community contexts and workplace 11
12 Excellent proficiency in community contexts and workplace 12

What are the benefits of taking CELPIP?

Although there are many reasons why people take the CELPIP test, immigration and Canadian citizenship are the most frequent ones. Here are some more reasons for taking the CELPIP test:

Computer-based testing

Unlike the other language testing exams, CELPIP is a computer-based test. The interviews and other procedures in this exam are not difficult. You can take the test in one sitting.

Canada Oriented Test

To evaluate and advance their English language skills for personal or professional development, some people take the CELPIP General test. The fact that this exam is written in Canadian English makes it special. The Canadian accent is no different. Due to the exam's exclusive Canadian design, it is entirely Canadian-focused.

Rapid Results

Since CELPIP scores can be accessed from any location with an internet connection, online results are particularly convenient for exam participants. They don't have to wait for their results to be mailed to them; instead, they can view them whenever it's convenient for them. Moreover, test takers have a private and secure way to access their online results, which means that they are under no obligation to divulge their results to anyone else unless they desire to.

Free Study Resources

Free study materials can be used to effectively study for the CELPIP test, which means that the cost of pricey test preparation books and courses can be avoided by the CELPIP test takers. Since the free study material is often accessible online, test takers can access and use it from any location with an internet connection.

Study and Settle Overseas

IELTS band requirement differ for migration and study permit. They also vary from country to country.

Australia

Australia

6.0+ Band

7.0+ Band

Canada

Canada

6.0+ Band

7.0+ Band

USA

USA

6.0+ Band

7.0+ Band

UK

UK

6.0+ Band

7.0+ Band

Date and Frequency

IELTS test dates are offered upto 4 times in a month making a total of 48 fixed dates in one calender year. The availability of IELTS dates in India may differ for Academic and General IELTS.

Center and Admit Card

The IELTS Exam is offered across more than 50 locations across India. There is no admit card provided for IELTS examination.

Result

IELTS Exam results are released 10 calendar days after the test for the paper based exam and 5-7 calendar days for the computer based test. The Candidate will receive only ONE original Test Report form (TRF).

Score Reporting

A candidate may request up to 5 additional TRFs to be sent to the receiving institutions (universities, professional bodies, etc) within 1 month of taking the IELTS test. TRFs sent by courier will be sent via DHL and students will be charged accordingly. If the receiving institution accepts electronic submission of scores then that can be arranged through the IDP IELTS office free of charge.

Score Validity

2 Years

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